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Summer Frills

Added Aug 13, 2013

by nishavinod2009

Bangalore, India






Inspired by a wrap dress i saw on m-sewing and a dress worn by Blake Lively, I made this dress along with a few of my own ideas. I bought the fabric as a souvenir while I was visiting my Sis-in-laws town.
The body of the dress material is chiffon/crepe chiffon and its fully lined with soft polyester. Whole dress cut on bias attached with two layers of flounce. I sewed the raw edges of the neck of the wrap with bias binding and hand stitched it to the lining, which took for ever, coz I had to make sure i dint pick the top-printed layer of the dress while hemming it. Also It took me a while to figure out how to do the edges of the flounce. I test stitched bias tape, but I dint like the look so finally used the zig-zig with the Rolled hemming foot. One of the ties is two circular flounces stitched together, the other is cut on the straight grain. there are actually four pleats in the top wrap but it is lost among all the frills :-( :-( I had worked extra hard to make those pleats. The dress requires little bit more of tweaking, here n there. Neck line is a bit low for my taste so I am wearing it with a drak brown Jockey Camisole. Shoes were actually bought to match this dress, but now I have temporarily colored it a darker shade to use with other outfits also. All in all I like it, but think it makes me feel a bit girly with all the frills. But lots of lessons learnt… And now to wear it!!!

Material Notes

Crepe Chiffon, Polyester lining




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Chiffon, Polyester

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    Aug 14, 2013, 07.49 AMby liliv-1

    Great work and lovely result! It’s a very feminine and flirty dress and the fabric is so nice!

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    Aug 13, 2013, 01.15 PMby kisses

    Beautiful fabric and I so like the frills

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    Aug 13, 2013, 10.57 AMby Mary Athey

    this is lovely on you and the fabric’s fabulous. you out a lot of work into this and it shows x

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      Aug 13, 2013, 12.28 PMby nishavinod2009

      thank you! your comment makes the hard work worth it.

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    Aug 13, 2013, 10.28 AMby schnui

    Your dress is so pretty and you look so lovely in it. There must be hours of hard work in the flounces.

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      Aug 13, 2013, 12.26 PMby nishavinod2009

      the result was the reward, so no complaints. Glad u like it!

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